Archive | Active Writing RSS feed for this section

Storytelling in Action

Suspense, mysteries, and westerns are not the only genres that need action. Keeping your story filled with action-packed verbs helps the plot to move forward and creates a “page-turner.” Passive voice is only one kind of inactive writing. Selecting inexplicit verbs and “deadwood” sentence structure also keeps you from creating a moving, active plot. Passive […]

Keeping Your Writing Active

Suspense, mysteries, and westerns aren’t the only genres that need action. Keeping your story filled with action-packed verbs helps the plot to move and helps create a page-turner. Passive voice is only one kind of inactive writing. Selecting inexplicit verbs and deadwood sentence structure also stops authors form creating a moving, active story. Passive Voice […]

Plots In Motion

Suspense, mysteries, and westerns are not the only genres that need action. Keeping your story filled with action-packed verbs helps the plot to move and creates a “page-turner.” Passive voice is only one kind of inactive writing. Selecting inexplicit verbs and “deadwood” sentence structure also keeps you from creating a moving, active plot. Passive Voice […]

WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR WRITING STYLE

Newer authors struggle with writing technique, and long time writers still find elements in writing that are their nemesis. Being aware of problem areas in your writing can help you move ahead as a writer when you focus on them and find ways to improve those techniques. Here are a few tips on become a […]

What To Avoid To Be A Better Writer.

A while ago I read an article on my favorite topic—avoiding adverbs. Stephen King once said, “The road to hell is paved with adverbs,” and I believe him. Adverbs as with adjectives, can weaken good writing for numerous reasons. I found the blog on The Screenwrightist: Writing Tips on fictional storytelling for screenwriter, playwright, and novelist. […]

MAKING PASSIVE WRITING ACTIVE

***A Note to You: I will be in Sedona, Arizona for a week of vacation, hopefully enjoying some warm weather, so I will not be blogging during that time. I will post again when I return on Monday.*** MAKING PASSIVE WRITING ACTIVESuspense, mysteries, and westerns are not the only genres that need action. Keeping your […]